Frances “Nell” Leaptrott, 70

Posted by | February 17, 2017 9:17 am

   Funeral services for Frances “Nell” Leaptrott, 70, of Swainsboro will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Darnell Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Eastbrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. She died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 at her residence.

   Mrs. Frances “Nell” Leaptrott was born January … Read More


EGSC’s CHOICE Program designated Comprehensive Training Program

Posted by | February 16, 2017 2:29 pm

The Creating Higher Education Opportunities to Increase College Experiences (CHOICE) Program for inclusive learning at East Georgia State College (EGSC) has been designated by the U. S. Department of Education as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP). The DOE recognizes such programs that meet specific criteria and provide postsecondary learning opportunities for students with disabilities. One benefit of the CTP designation is that students are eligible to apply for financial aid.… Read More


EGSC holds Arbor Day celebration

Posted by | February 16, 2017 10:24 am

On February 9, 2017, East Georgia State College’s Tree Campus Committee held an Arbor Day Celebration. They invited local elementary school students to campus to participate in the tree planting and learning activities centered around Arbor Day.

Dr. David Chevalier, Interim Chair of Biology at EGSC, and Shawn Diddie with the Georgia Forestry Commission presented information for 25 students from Swainsboro Primary School. The students helped plant the tree, a … Read More


Recognize Anyone

Posted by | February 16, 2017 9:30 am

From the files of The Forest Blade dating back to the 1970’s. Enjoy!


Riddle of the day

Posted by | February 16, 2017 9:16 am

You walk into a room with a match, a karosene lamp, a candle, and a fireplace. Which do you light first?


Traffic alert

Posted by | February 15, 2017 12:40 pm

Please use caution in the area of Green Street. Both directions of traffic are being detoured as SPD and a wrecker service work to remove a crashed vehicle.


Legal Notices: February 15, 2017

Posted by | February 15, 2017 10:02 am

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF EMANUEL COUNTY

STATE OF GEORGIA

IN RE:  ESTATE OF

VIRGINIA M. RAY, 

DECEASED

ESTATE NO.  17E0013

PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION

NOTICE

TO: ALL INTERESTED PARTIES and to whom it may concern:

SANDRA RAY BAILES AND RANDALL RAY

have petitioned for  to be appointed Administrator of the estate of VIRGINIA M. RAY deceased, of said County.  (The Petitioner has also applied for waiver of … Read More


Jail Activity: February 15, 2017

Posted by | February 15, 2017 9:55 am

   James Lawrence Minus, 32, 324 Lewis St.; entered 2/6/17; Speeding 15-29 MPH over, Driving lic susp/rev; released 2/6/17; ECSO

   Demetrius Leshawn Johnson, 42, 223 New St.; entered 2/6/17; Child Support/Superior Court Contempt Order, Child Support/Superior Court Contempt Order; ECSO

   Steven Wayne Henry, 46, 1286 Lambs Bridge Rd., 109 Henry Ln., Twin City; entered 2/6/17; Probation/Superior Court; released 2/10/17; WALK-IN

   Laquondra Kentrel Wadley, 31, 122 Newlife Rd.; entered 2/6/17; Probation/State Court/Middle … Read More


Sheriff’s Reports: February 15, 2017

Posted by | February 15, 2017 9:49 am

   Deputies with the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) reported…

   January 27

   Victim stated she was backing into a parking space when the offender struck her vehicle.

   February 1

   Complainant filed a report in reference to a missing license plate from his business.

   February 6

   Deputies responded in reference to a disturbance. Victim stated that the offender threatened her. Offender and victim agreed to go their separate ways and not to … Read More


Riddle of the day

Posted by | February 15, 2017 9:34 am

Forward and forward I go, never looking back. My limit no one knows, more of me do they lack. Like a river I do flow, and an eagle I fly. Now can you guess, what am I?


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